Predation Essays

  • Dottus Predation Lab Report

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    The Effects of Predation as a Selection Pressure Introduction Predation occurs towards organisms who have distinguishable traits such as color or certain behaviors that makes them stand out among other adapted organisms (e.g., Mader, 2016). During this experiment, the colored dots were used to represent the phenotypes of the organisms Dottus Variengatus. The null hypothesis tested states that the phenotypes of the Dottus Variengatus have no effect on the numbers of each phenotype selected by the

  • Capelin Egg Predation

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    Predation in the field This study confirms that invasive red king crab fed on both capelin eggs and capelin off the coast of Finnmark, Norway. Capelin was found in 81.6% and 21.7% of the analysed red king crab stomachs in 2005 and 2006, respectively, while capelin eggs were found in 23.2% and 10.0% of crabs in 2005 and 2006, respectively. These results are in accordance with a previous study where 19% of the analysed red king crab stomachs were reported to contain capelin eggs (Anisimova et al. 2005)

  • The Public Attitudes To Ttra-Neuter-Return (TNR)

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    study rates of predation, there was no significant difference in whether cats were wearing a bell or not. On the other hand, Gordon et al, (2010) found reduced predation in belled cats, when studied with a six week on, six week off split trial. Calver et al, (2007) carried out a similar study using the “CatBib”, a gadget used to reduce the cats ability to pounce, and found that the bib stopped 81% of bird predation, 33% of reptiles and amphibians predation and 43% of mammal predation. Nelson et al

  • Predator-Prey Lab Report

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    Introduction Predation is a biological interaction between two organisms of different species in a community in which one acts as a predator and captures and feeds on the other, the prey. Predator-prey relationships keep animal populations in balance. When prey populations increase more food is available for predators, and they increase in number as well. An increase in predators triggers a decrease in prey populations. As prey populations decrease predator populations soon follow as their food

  • Aardvark Research Paper

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    Community: An aardvark’s community consists of ants, termites, lions, hyenas, and leopards. Interspecific Interactions (interspecific competition, mutualism, predation, herbivory): Aardvarks are omnivores because they eat ants, termites, grass, roots, and occasionally underground fruits. They are predated by lions, hyenas, and leopards. They also face interspecific competition with animals such as prairie dogs and weasels, vying for a similar diet of insects, grass, and roots. Level of Trophic Structure:

  • Of The Article 'Scoundrels Or Scapegoats' By Tim Low

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    Reid places the blame for the destruction of Australian wildlife on cats. In response to Tim Low’s article defending the cat’s nature of predation, Reid seems to disagree with almost everything Low mentions. Reid states that “Cat owners are irresponsible people” which also partially places the blame for the destruction of wildlife on the people who own cats. To solve the problem of the declining

  • Annotated Bibliography

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    through chemoreception and if they were capable of differentiating between threating and non-threatening snakes. Through chemoreception Desert Iguanas are able to make the right tactical decisions to avoid predation like how the Madagascan spiny-tailed iguanas uses eavesdropping to avoid predation. According to the article, another way this relates to the assigned study was the use of chemoreception within the clade Iguania, a clade that includes many taxa that use this technique of detection. This

  • Chamaesipho Brunnea Research Paper

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    MTZ-HTZ, which means that it could hypothetically live anywhere in those zones if no predation and competition (mainly interspecific) were present. However, since predation and competition is present in the intertidal zone, the realised niche of the C.brunnea narrows down to the HTZ. This (the realised niche) is the zone that the C.brunnea can actually occupy due to relationships with other organisms, such as predation and

  • Red Eared Sliders

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    When fleeing from a predator, animals forfeit the ability to acquire additional resources and reduce their risk of predation (Frid & Dill, 2002). The avoidance of predation and the need to acquire resources to survive creates a tradeoff that animals must balance in order to survive. Flight initiation distance (FID) can be used to determine how animals perceive the risk of predation in their habitat (Stankowich & Blumstein, 2005). Although FID has been used to identify predatory risk assessments in

  • Essay On Innate Behavior

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    behaviors is a reflex action. According to Word press (n.d), this is a fast, stereotyped response, the most commonly-known example of which is the escape reflex common to many invertebrates, such as fish and shrimp, which use the reflex to escape predation. With fish, a change in pressure in their surrounding water produces a reflex action which causes their tails to flick and propel them away from the area in a certain direction. These are involuntary responses. Wild animals have predator-prey

  • Drab Guppies Lab Report

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    changed the lab and proved my hypothesis wrong. In real life I would’ve been able to choose the environment that my guppies were living in. I think a way this simulation could improve is a way to change your guppies location to see how that affects predation patterns and sexual selection. If I were to redo this simulation I would do more trials and have the trials go on for a longer time so that I could be sure that my hypothesis was

  • Automocry In Evolutionary Biology

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    In evolutionary biology, mimicry can be defined as a similarity of one species (the mimic) to another (the model) as a protective mechanism for either one or both species, against another species (the signal-receiver or the audience), typically a common predator of both species. The stimulus occurs as appearance, behaviour, sound or scent. The model is usually another organism, with the exception of automimicry. For prey species, mimicry strategies evolved as an adaptation against predators within

  • Kaprosuchus Research Paper

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    Three dinosaurs with facts and why they went extinct 1: Kaprosuchus aprosuchus is an extinct genus of mahajangasuchid crocodyliform. It is known from a single nearly complete skull collected from the Upper Cretaceous Echkar Formation of Niger. The name means "boar crocodile" from the Greek κάπρος, kapros ("boar") and σοῦχος, souchos ("crocodile") in reference to its unusually large caniniform teeth which resemble those of a boar. Kaprosuchus is known from a nearly complete skull 507 mm in length

  • Gall Fly Lab Report

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    The effects of where these larvae are laid can dictate the fate of these gall fly larvae. A study shows that avian predators can assess a gall 's content prior to pecking it open, preferring galls that are inhabited by gall fly larvae. Bird predation was found to be concentrated near the places with a lot of tree cover where S. gigantean a large centipede tends to pray few attacks occurred in the open where golden rods are prevalent. The study was a field experiment to observe the preference of avian

  • Natural Selection Lab Report

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    I conducted a lab that would investigate the question of whether or not camouflage favored natural selection. If an animal blended into its surroundings, I wanted to know if it could more effectively evade predators and survive as a species. I hypothesized that if I were a predatory bird hunting for mice in a field, then the mice that were camouflaged with their environment would be harder to find. The results did not support my hypothesis, as most of the mice (often more than 2/3) that had a similar

  • Summary Of The Danger Of Internet By Parrikh Rahul

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    Parikh Rahul begins his essay by explaining why he thinks dangers for teens online are exaggerated. Parikh Rahul believes, the internet is a place that helps kids mature, “providing them a platform for self-expression, connecting with others, and social and political activism.” He explains that kids, who are on the internet, connect with people they know, rather than total stranger. Rahul is a physician who works with kids, teens and adolescent. His opinion on this article is important because he

  • Cat's Five Senses Essay

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    Cats do have excellent adaptations when it comes to senses. When we say adaptations, these are the anatomical changes in an organism’s body that comes with a function to aid in the efficiency of an organism’s lifestyle. Since cats are known to be predators, the adaptations of their sharp senses aid them on focusing on their prey as well as detecting dangers around them. In this paper, I will be discussing to you the mechanisms of each of the cat’s five senses including its significance on a cat’s

  • Why Are Dogs Better Than Cats

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    Dogs or Cats? It’s on: the ultimate pet showdown, a battle between dogs and cats. Sure, they both are adorable. Yes, they both are cuddly. But which one makes the best pet? Almost everyone around the world can answer this one. Dogs win when it comes to popularity. Dog freaks outnumber cat fans by almost two to one. But why do people prefer dogs than cats? Dogs make better pets than cats because they are intelligent, they are caring, and dogs can save people’s lives. To begin with, dogs make

  • Essay On Pet Vacuum

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    If you are a pet lover and keep pets in your home, you probably know how difficult it can be to keep your carpet clean and your house smelling good. Unless you have hairless pets, you will always have the problem of pet hair sticking to everything. If your entire house has hard wood floors or tile, you will find the most difficult area to remove pet fur from is the carpet. The good news is that in this day and age there are very good pet hair vacuums available to everyone. You 're probably wondering

  • Leche And The Milky Way Summary

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    Leche and the Milky Way In town called Animabilis, in a house the shape of a milk carton lived a black cat. This cat had milky white paws, and a milky white face and his name was Leche. One could guess and it would be quite true that Leche loved milked. Leche loved milk so much he had a collection of milk related artifacts, from all over the world. One night Leche was taking a midnight stroll. On his stroll he ran into the "Animabilis Stello Astronomy" club. As Leche walked by his ears perked up